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Reoffenders: Hertfordshire

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the re-offending rate for offenders in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) the Hertfordshire probation area was in each of the last 10 years. (284322)

The local reoffending figures are produced by aggregating the data of four snapshots of the probation caseload at the end of each quarter. Therefore the number of offenders quoted in the following table is approximately four times the number of offenders on the caseload at any one time.

The most recent reoffending rates for Hertfordshire are shown in the following table. Reoffending rates for Hemel Hempstead are not available. This is because local reoffending rates are produced for probation areas and upper tier local authorities only.

Local reoffending rates for Hertfordshire, 1 January to 31 December 2008

Number of offenders

Actual reoffending rate (percentage)

Hertfordshire probation area



Local adult reoffending rates by probation area or local authority are not available for periods prior to 1 October 2007 to 30 September 2008.

Further details on local adult reoffending are available at: